Editing a txml file with WF Classic
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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Dec 22, 2011

Can someone walk me through the steps of editing a txml file with WordFast Classic?

I have the translation but it has a million tags in it.

The whole thing looks something like this:




Breve descripción del cambio



Brief description of the change


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you need WF Pro for txml files Dec 22, 2011

This is why you need WF Pro for txml files. WFC is not intended to handle this file format (translation XML files). It is like opening up html or xml file with Word and asking how to strip out the tags, rather than opening the file with an editor designed to work with markup language files.

I have explained the origin of txml files in another post or two in forums here at the proz site. You can find them by searching on posts by my alias/profile name with the keyword txml.

Jeff

[Edited at 2011-12-22 16:03 GMT]


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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You need to use Pro (or Anywhere) Dec 23, 2011

Edward Potter wrote:
Can someone walk me through the steps of editing a txml file with WordFast Classic?
I have the translation but it has a million tags in it.

You can convert a TXML in a relatively neat "uncleaned" Word document using memoQ, as explained here:

http://youtu.be/_qXzdxhWyDI?hd=1

Unfortunately, it doesn't provide round-tripping.

If you need to edit the TXML, your best bet is to install Wordfast Pro (demo mode sufficient). You can also do it in Wordfast Anywhere, if you want to do it with a Classic-like interface.


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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I now have WF Pro Dec 23, 2011

I just downloaded and installed WordFast Pro.

I am having trouble getting to my txml file with WF Pro.

Can someone give me the very basics on how to call in the file, then start working on it?

Sorry for the newbie questions. I hate having to go through these learning curves after having used WF Classic for years.


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Create/open project, then open file Dec 23, 2011

File>Create project (select the languages/locales that match your tmxl file)
After creating the project, File>open file works normally, just navigate to the tmxl file.
If you have not already been asked to do so by this point, Translation Memory>New/Open and select your WF tm.


edited for typo


[Edited at 2011-12-23 17:33 GMT]


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Double-click it? Dec 23, 2011

Edward Potter wrote:
I just downloaded and installed WordFast Pro.
I am having trouble getting to my txml file with WF Pro.


Erm... double-click the TXML file. WFP will prompt you to create a project (or: it will reuse the previouis project, if the language codes are compatible). Then translate the file (cursing as you go along). When you take a break, go look under Edit > Preferences for tweaking it a bit.


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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txml files seem to be working now Dec 23, 2011

Thanks to everyone who has been helping me.

Samuel, your "erm" had me LOL. You are always very helpful on the forums.

It seems that I have everything working well now. It looks like my problem was two-fold: 1) I hadn't yet run the complete install routine; 2) My txml file may have been corrupted (by myself).

So, first, I activated WordFast Pro, instead of using the demo version. Second, I used a different txml file which worked fine.


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